Coming off a disappointing 14-16 record in the 2012-13 season, the Knights (1-0) started their 2013-14 campaign with an 87-78 victory over Los Angeles Pierce (2-2). Freshman Chris Burton led SDCC with 18 points, seven rebounds, and four assists while sophomore Martin Thomas added 16 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and four steals in the opening night win.
The 2013 Jim Colbert Knights Invitational will tip-off on Friday, November 15 with the Knights hosting Porterville College in the opening game at 1 p.m. The tournament will feature a total of eight teams, including Citrus, Mt. San Antonio, El Camino, Grossmont, Southwestern, and Mt. San Jacinto.
The Knights came into Friday's game looking to spoil Mira Costa's chance at sharing the PCAC title, but the Spartans bested the Knights, 70-53, in the final game of the regular season. Anthony Poindexter and Kyle Anderson led the Knights with 14 points each.
The Knights erased a 12-point deficit at home against Grossmont on Wednesday night, but weren't able to complete the comeback and lost, 61-58. It was the first time in the last seven meetings that the Griffins were able to get the best of the Knights. The last loss to Grossmont came on Feb. 19, 2010.
The Knights nearly overcame a great individual performance by Miramar's Le'Sean Galbreath, who scored 56 points, but the Jets were able to pull out a 100-92 double overtime win over the Knights. The Knights had five players score in double figures including Anthony Poindexter who led with 22 points to go with seven rebounds.
The Knights were tied with Mesa in the final minute, but it was the Olympians who prevailed, 73-69, after making 4-of-5 free throws down the stretch. It was the first time in six years that the Knights had suffered a loss to Mesa. The last time came on January 13, 2007; a streak of 11 games.
Devyn Iglehart led the Knights with 23 points, six rebounds and three assists in a losing effort on Friday night. The Knights nearly erased a 17-point deficit, but Palomar hung on to defeat them, 75-60.
The Knights, who were coming off a close 72-69 win at Grossmont on Wednesday, played their conference home-opener on Friday and earned a 69-54 victory over Imperial Valley after pulling away in the second half. Trevor English had a game-high 19 points and seven rebounds in what was the Knights' sixth win in the last seven games.
The Knights overcame a 5-point deficit in the final two minutes of regulation to force overtime where they pulled out a 95-93 victory over visiting Long Beach City. Devyn Iglehart led the Knights with 28 points, six assists, and made the two free throws that sent the game into the extra period.
Justice Howard had 16 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks off the bench. Trevor English put in 17 points and grabbed six rebounds, while Josh White added 10 points.
The Knights knocked off the No. 3 Saddleback Gauchos, 69-68, in the championship game of the Bill Brummel Classic at Saddleback College. Trevor English, who finished with 22 points and four rebounds, was named MVP of the tournament.